“Am I normal…(down there)?”

“Am I normal…(down there)?”

My friend Ashley Beschell, owner of Boudoir by Beschell Photography and body-positivity activist extraordinaire, asked me to write a little something for her Facebook group.  She is exceptionally talented in the art of making women grasp the reality of their own sexiness through her art, and we bonded over the crazy similarities in our careers.  I wanted to share the little piece I wrote with y’all:

“Hey y’all! I’m Jess, and I own Southern Sugaring in downtown Savannah. Just look for the pink door! If you’re wondering what sugaring is, well, you’re not alone, but I can promise you, once you try sugaring, you won’t want to go back to waxing.

“By now you’ve probably gathered that it’s a form of hair removal, and true to its name, it is performed with a paste made from sugar. Maybe the *sweetest* form of hair removal, like, ever!  Not to mention it hurts less, lasts longer, and causes so much less irritation than waxing. Oh, and we also have luxurious swimwear and lingerie to decorate your freshly sugared skin.

“I hear the BEST stories doing what I do. For some reason, lying there spread eagle subjecting yourself to having those bane-of-your-existence hairs removed makes people an open book. I never imagined that giving Brazilians would be so much more effective than the playground, “Want to be friends?”, but so many of our clients have become my besties, and our conversations can range from hilarious to emotional to inspiring. These are my people.

“One such conversation I have too often: “Am I normal…down there?” It sounds funny on the surface, right? It’s not like we ever really compare labia. Stretch marks, cellulite, cesarean scars, hemorrhoids, ingrown hairs, butt acne…you name it, I see it every day. The process of recovering from an eating disorder gave me a lot of enthusiasm for women’s issues, and I spend a lot of time looking at vulvas. (Seriously, I do prefer to say hoo-ha, but for the sake of teaching my daughter what that stuff is ACTUALLY called, I am forcing myself to use the correct terminology. Did you know the vagina is just one part of the vulva? Educate yo-self.)

“Awkward anatomy lesson aside, guess what the answer is? YES. Yes, you are normal. And guess what the coolest part is? Every single person is different, which makes every single person the same. How’s that for irony?

“I think that’s the main reason I love what I do. Because let’s be honest – nobody says on career day that she wants to be a bikini waxer. Besides the obvious ways that sugaring makes a huge difference in people’s lives (no more razor burn and wax bumps, yay!), I get to fulfill my life’s purpose of being a voice that tells women they are enough. Did you hear that? YOU. ARE. ENOUGH. And by the way, not only are you enough, but you’re pretty damn perfect.”

Valentine’s Day…(Down South)

One of the necessary evils steps to prepping for the Valentine’s Day date is bikini grooming – namely, the Brazilian.  Anymore, taking care “down there” isn’t even a luxury – it’s essential.

That’s where Southern Sugaring comes in.  (The “Southern” in our name stands for way more than just being located in Savannah…think about it.)  😉  Our goal as a company is to make sure that not only do you receive the service you scheduled, but that you enjoy the experience.  Getting hair pulled out isn’t necessarily, well, relaxing, but we think it can be fun, and it should feel like a luxury.

Sugaring is the best, and we don’t just say that because we’re partial.  We speak from the experience of every client we serve.  The reason a Southern Sugaring Brazilian or nude bikini sugar feels like a luxury is because of skill, attention to detail, and mainly, THE RESULTS.

If you are considering surprising your significant other on Valentine’s night, come here.  If you’d like your sugar to surprise you with a sugar, give her the gift of sugar…in the form of a gift card inside a box of chocolate.  (Southern Sugaring is sweet, but candy is still a requirement for Valentine’s day gifts.)

I can promise that this is one gift that will make jaws drop…whether you’re giving or receiving.

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“Sugar” Plum Fairy – Holiday Gift Ideas

“Sugar” Plum Fairy – Holiday Gift Ideas

  
Naturally, I think sugaring makes the perfect gift for anyone – what’s better than gifting an experience you already love yourself?

Here are a few ideas for the sweetest people on your list:

1)  White Elephant Christmas – a gift certificate is definitely going to get your group scrambling to trade their bathroom golf set or cat sweater they just opened for something they will actually use, love, and laugh at!

2)  Your sister/cousin/b.f.f. who’s been scared to death to do anything DOWN THERE – make sure she tries it by treating her to her first bikini sugar.   Y’all will bond over how awesome it is.

3)  Your boss with the eyebrows…you don’t have to say a word or even write on the gift certificate what it’s for.  I’ll know exactly what to do when she shows up at my door.

4)  Your boyfriend/husband/brother-in-law with the eyebrows…or the “sweater vest”.  Shhh.  Let’s get that taken care of once and for all.

5)  A little gift card makes an awesome stocking stuffer – it’s the gift that gives beyond Christmas morning.

7)  Blow that special someone away by treating YOURSELF to a nude bikini sugar.  Yes, happy holidays, indeed.

8) Friends don’t let friends compete with Santa on the facial hair front.

9)  Friends do, however, compete with Santa on the gift-giving front.

10)  Merry Christmas to you!  No need to share – sometimes a gift is too good to give away.

Swing by or send me an email at jessica@southernsugaring.com to pick up the best present ever!

Winter is Coming

And no, I don’t mean in the Game of Thrones, White Walkers climbing the wall way.  (But seriously, who else is still holding out hope for Jon Snow’s survival?)

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No, I’m actually talking about the situation in your pants.  And I get to because I’m the one you trust to handle it.  😉

Keeping up with your appointments is the best way to keep the pain low.  While sugaring really does hurt less than waxing, we are still pulling hair out by the root, which can definitely hurt.  Come that first spring Brazilian, clients who have been missing for a couple months always swear they will never again let the hair grow back to cave lady status.

As the weather cools down  As sweltering hot weather becomes pants-may-actually-be-tolerable-today weather, keep in mind that the more often that healthy root is removed, the smaller and weaker the hair gets, leaving you with less painful upkeep.

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Even the naked ladies of Game of Thrones know the value of good consistent upkeep.  After all, sugaring has been around for hundreds of years, and clearly, the writers got the memo.  😉

Don’t be left in the cold.

Discounts are available depending on your personal upkeep schedule, ranging from every three weeks to every five weeks.

Stay Sweet

Sugaring-16The most written line in my yearbook, grade after grade, was “Stay sweet!”  I had no idea how far the sweet thing would go until I opened up a business centered around sugar.

I think the reason I love what I do (which, if you think about it, is a super weird thing to say you love), is just because of that – I get to meet wonderful people, get to know them a little too well, and give them an alternative to something we all know hurts like nobody’s business.  Granted, I’m still pulling people’s hair out by the root, but in a gentler, sweeter way.

My goal is to get you hair free, bump free, and ingrown free, and eventually, seeing me as little as possible.  (Of course you are always more than welcome to pop in for a visit, though!)  We work together to develop a home care routine, which all of my clients can tell you is just as important as the service itself, and we discuss the stages of hair growth as they apply to you personally, so over time, that hair grows back less and less.

Never just a “wham, bam, thank ya sugar!” here – there is a method to all of this, and since this is a collaboration between the two of us, I do my best to make sure you’ve got as much knowledge as I do so you get the prettiest results possible.

This is just one reason I only offer sugaring – I think it’s the best option out there for y’all, and I’m proud to take the best care of my clients I am able to!

Stay sweet!

Georgia Barbie Doll’s Green Teeth Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie is a staple of my morning routine.  It is also the bane of my husband’s existence because it turns my mouth completely green, but it’s so delicious and GOOD I just try to keep conversation to a minimum while I’m drinking it.  The healthy fats in it tide me over through my morning workout, and I get a healthy dose of veggies to start my day.

Ingredients:

  • Water
  • Spinach
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Spirulina
  • Multivitamins

I fill my small Ninja blender cup with a couple inches of water, then stuff it to the top with organic spinach.  Then I add a teaspoon of spirulina (a seaweed superfood full of protein and energy) and pour my vitamin capsules into the cup too.  Blend well.

Spoon half an avocado (fiber, healthy fats, sustainable energy) into the mix, then add frozen blueberries (mmm – antioxidants!) to the top.  Blend well again and enjoy.

My Green Teeth Smoothie has a ton of benefits for just under 250 calories, and the creaminess makes it feel indulgent.  Or maybe I’m just crazy.  It is green, after all.  But I swear, I have so much energy after I drink it that my morning doesn’t feel complete without it anymore!

  

(First thing in the morning and making a conscious effort NOT to show you my green teeth!)